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Frank Lederle

Dr. Lederle, a longtime CCDOR collaborator and colleague, passed away in January 2018.

Frank Lederle, MD was a CCDOR Core Investigator, Director of the Minneapolis VA Center for Epidemiological and Clinical Research (CECR), Physician at the Minneapolis VA and Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. His research interests included optimizing diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the primary care of older men with a particular emphasis on the diagnosis, management, and epidemiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms. His research primarily involved large scale clinical trials and technology assessment.

In honor of Dr. Lederle's memory, a charitable fund has been set up to recognize scientific researchers and their work at the VA. Contributions can be made out to the Center for Veterans Research and Education, indicating on the memo line that it is intended for the “Frank Lederle Scientific Paper of the Year Award”.
Mailing address:
Hanna Bloomfield, MD, MPH
Associate Chief of Staff, Research
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

To read Dr. Lederle's published essay ‘Terminal’ please click here:

To read Dr. Lederle's final published article in The New England Journal of Medicine please click here:
Lederle FA, Kyriakides TC, Stroupe KT, Freischlag JA, Padberg FT, Matsumura JS, Huo Z and Johnson GR. Open versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. NEJM 2019; 380(22):2126-2135. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1715955

Frank Lederle Scientific Paper of the Year Awardees:

Year Awardee Article
 2019  Philipp Dahm, MD Ilic, D, Djulbegovic, M, Jung, J, Hwang, E C, Zhou, Q, Cleves, A, Agoritsas, T, Dahm, P (2018). Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ (Online), 362, [k3519].
 2018  Erin Krebs, MD Krebs, EE, Gravely, A, Nugent, S, Jensen, AC, DeRonne, B, Goldsmith, ES, Kroenke, K, Bair, MJ, Noorbaloochi, S. Effect of Opioid vs Nonopioid Medications on Pain-Related Function in Patients with Chronic Back Pain or Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis Pain: The SPACE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018; 319(9): 872-882